Within this 24 years, the father which name is Josef Fritzl (pic), 73 , has fathered 7 kids which Elisabeth gave birth to but only 6 of them survive until today. His seventh child was dead long ago and its believed that the body of the child has been thrown into an incinerator by Josef Fritzl himself to dispose the body.
3 of his children which aged 19,18 and 5, have never saw sunlight since they were born until they were freed a few days ago. His other 3 kids lived with their grandparents and they were registered with authorities saying that they were found outside of his house in 1993,1994 and 1997.
If Josef is found guilty, he will be imprisoned for 15 years and for me thats not enough and he deserves to spend more years in jail. This is because he has kept her daughter for 24 years and raped her, but he will only be imprisoned for 15 years? Thats not fair enough if compared with his cruelty.
Paul Scholes (pic)has scored the crucial goal or in other words, he's the one who make Barcelona suffered for not being at the final this time. The ball passed everyone including Victor Valdes and straight went into the net to seal the winning moment.
Although Barcelona have fully controlled the game with good passes, technique and shots on goal, they still cant beat Manchester United. United still lack of passing technique and need to improve their tactic and understanding after they let Barcelona to control the game easily.
Sir Alex must do something in order to make sure that Man United will bring two trophies back to Old Trafford which are English Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
Who will proceed to the final round of the Champions League and meet either Liverpool or Chelsea in Moscow?
My prediction: Of course Man Utd will win with no doubt =P
Kick Off: 19:45 (2.45 am - 30th April - Local time)
Tue 29th April
Iron Man is about the story of Tony Stark who is a billionaire industrialist and a genius inventor especially in weapon. He then is kidnapped and forced to build the most powerful and devastating weapon.
Instead, he uses his intelligent to build a high tech suit armor and uses it to protect the earth from the dark sides.
If you earn RM10,000 monthly but you spend RM9800, you will save up only Rm200 BUT if you earn RM3500 monthly and you spend just RM3000, meaning your saving would be RM500 permonth. Can you get the picture?
Renung-renungkan dan selamat beramal..muehehe
The sophisticated technology, called millimetre wave imaging, might prove to be a more effective way to check travellers for guns, knives, bombs and dangerous materials than pat-down searches. But it has raised questions by privacy and civil rights advocates, who say the screening process is invasive and amounts to a virtual strip search.
"I don't think people are really aware of just how accurate and detailed the images are of their naked body," said Peter Bibring, a staff lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union in Los Angeles. "We need to make sure there are good safeguards. The temptation is great not to follow procedures when a celebrity or someone well known is involved."
Millimetre wave pictures are white and dark gray. Although somewhat fuzzy, they are detailed enough to reveal such features as breasts and body anomalies.
"This will allow us to enhance our security at LAX (Los Angeles airport)," said Nico Melendez, a TSA spokesman. "Imaging devices are not a brand new security tool, but they are a brand new security tool for airports."
If passengers don't want to go through the scanner, they can opt for other screening measures, including pat-down searches. Signs in the checkpoint area will advise travellers of this option. During the process, a person walks into a large portal and assumes two positions for the scan. A three-dimensional image later appears on a computer screen checked by a security official in a separate location. The process takes a minute or two.
To protect a person's privacy, officials said that security officers review the images in a booth about 20 metres away and are unable to see the passenger in question. The faces of those scanned are blurred, and the images cannot be stored, copied or printed, officials said.
source: http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/ (retrieved April 20, 2008)
It is a symbol of death penalty but its use is on a decline. In the United States, several states allow the prisoners to choose either electric chair or lethal injection such as Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.
But the most interesting fact about this electric chair is its law. In United States, a prisoner sentenced to death by electric chair, who survives 3 jolts of 15,000 volts each for 45 seconds...must be set free. How about that? Scary isnt it?
There are ways to criticise them such as from humor way and talk smoothly. If you want to criticise, make sure your dont do it too emosional and pick the right time for that. It is also recommended if you start the criticism with compliment.
Pterostilbene, which is a component that can be found in blueberry shows that it can stimulate the protein receptor in our body. Pterostilbene is a very important component to reduce cholestrol and body fat. Another research on pterostilbene saying that it also helps to fight cancer and diabetes.
Have you ever heard about Palm Islands in Dubai? There are three of them not one(it was stated as plural anyway). The Islands are The Palm Jumirah (yellow), The Palm Jebel Ali (blue) and The Palm Deira(green). All of the Islands are the biggest man-made or artificial island so far in the world. The projects are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, which is a property developer based in the United Arab Emirates. They hired Dutch contractor Van Oord, who is one of the worlds specialist in land reclaimation.
The objective of doing these projects is to increase Dubai tourism. Therefore, Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Makhtum(pic), who is the United Arab Emirates prime minister and also the ruler of Dubai came out with the idea to construct these Palm Island and commissioned the Islands.
Talking about the shape of the islands, as you can see from the picture above, all of the islands are in the shape of palm tree.
Each settlement will topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers. The Palm Islands are located off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 km of beaches to the city of Dubai.
So far, a lot of buyers have owned properties in the Palm Island. The have bought millions of dollar properties such as a bungalow. From what I have read, there are a few famous persons already have booked or even bought property in the island such as Donald Trump, the owner of Trump Tower and The Apprentice tv show and football players such as David Beckham, Joe Cole and David James.
The first two islands will comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. Palm Deira will be composed of approximately 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be quarried in the UAE. Between the three islands there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.
The construction of the island together with all the hotels, shopping malls and houses, will be completed over the next 10 - 15 years.
Why Chelsea will win:
- They cannot accept a third semi-final defeat to Liverpool
- The 2nd leg will be played at Stamford Bridge
- Manager Avram Grant wants to go one-up above Jose Maurinho. who never reached the final with Chelsea
- Owner Mr.Roman has already booked hotel rooms in Moscow for his family for the final
Why Liverpool will win:
- The Reds simply love to beat Chelsea in the semi-finals
- They have the Kop, who are worth a goal start in any big match
- They have Steven Gerrard, the skipper who can single-handedly win a big match and of course, the Spaniard goal predator Fernando Torres(pic)
- The team are playing very well
- They have Cristiano Ronaldo(pic), currently the best player in the world
- Manager, Sir Alex, wants to retire as true England and European champions becos when Man Utd won the Cup in 1999, they didnt enter the competition as English champions.
- They badly want to meet and beat bitter rivals in the final.
Why Barcelona will win:
- They have the pedigree of being recent champions(beating Arsenal in the 2006 final)
- They have a fit-again Lionel Messi, a player who can win a match by magic
- They have super reserves such as Ronaldinho(pic) and Thierry Henry
- Under fire manager Frank Rijkaard wants to avoid the sack
From what I have read, this is the outcome of the greenhouse effect. What is greenhouse effect? Its not about somebody's house which is green in colour but its about the process in which the emission of infrafed radiation by the atmosphere warms the planet's surface.
The earth receives energy from the sun in the form of radiation.The earth will reflects almost 30% of the radiation back to the space but the remaining 70% is absorbed and warming the land, atmosphere and the ocean. From engineering term, it maybe hard for those who dont know anything about environment field of civil engineering but I'll try to explain with simple words so that you can understand better and hopefully you will.
Do you know carbon dioxide (CO2)? It is a gas that can be easily obtained from our beloved car exhaust. Do you know how many cars now in the world? Its TRILLION BILLION of them!! I dont know the exact amount. So cars are one of the contributors of the release of CO2 to the atmoshphere. What CO2 relates with the greenhouse effect? It is the gas that trapt the radiation from being released to the space! That is why when the radiation is getting higher, the more warm we get! And with the increase of the temperature..it is capable to melt the south and north iceberg!Want to know more and what will happen when the iceberg melts? -to be continued
Some of you might familiar with this picture but some of you might ask yourself, what is this? Ok, now the time has come to challenge your brain. Is your brain good enough to settle this puzzle? Hmm..never try never know. So lets try!
For your information, especially for those who dont know anything about this picture, this is a game. It is a logic-based number placement puzzle so called Sudoku. All you have to do is just put all the numbers starting from number 1 to 9 in every horizontal line, vertical line and each of the 3x3 boxes which are 9 of them in the picture.
But the rule is, after you have completed the puzzle, you have to check again because once you have 2 or more same number in any of your horizontal line boxes, vertical line boxes or 3X3 boxes, you have to correct it and find the real number that you have to put in. You have to do the correction until you find that for every horizontal line boxes, vertical line boxes and 3X3 boxes no same number has been put.
So try it! What are you waiting for??? If you want more explanation or even try Sudoku online game, just search 'SUDOKU' in Yahoo or Google search engine! Simple and easy! =)
A lot of surfers from around the world have tried surfing in Cherating. For them, Cherating is unique compared to the other places that they have been for surfing. The perfect time for surfing at Cherating is between November till January every year. Surfing makes Cherating become alive throughout the year.
Among photographers and artists, the most favorite time for them when they are in Cherating is when sunrise. The beautiful scenery makes them inspired to put it into pictures and paints.
A lot of things can be done in here such as see how they create wau and batik,watch baby turtle hatch at night with the help of villagers, see how they make 'keropok Lekor' a favourite food among Malaysians, catch fish and a few more activities. Most of the time, tourists will spend about 3 days 2 nights and stay at 3 stars hotel or even 5 stars hotel. They also can try the homestay programme. But some of them also prefer more to camping and stay at chalet.
For those who are interested, you can call Tourism Malaysia Pahang ( 09-5177111/113) for more details.
However, a spokesman for the billionaire industrialist swiftly denied the suggestion.
German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that the drill-bit will be used by the football mogul's company Infrastruktura to dig tunnels to improve the infrastructure around the Black Sea resort of Sochi – where the 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place.
Even without being used to drill a tunnel under the Bering Strait, it has been suggested the device could make more than a billion dollars a year by leasing it out.
The drill-bit will be made by German firm Herrenknecht AG, who were involved in the construction of the Channel Tunnels
source:http//www.ice.org.uk (retrieved on 15/4/2008)
Manchester United are almost there, to be crowned as the season 2007/08 EPL Champions. After beating Arsenal last Sunday and followed by the draw between Chelsea and Wigan in yesterday night game, the chances for Manchster United is very high.
They have only 4 games left before the end of the season and Sir Alex Ferguson was hoping that they can clinch the title at Stamford Bridge on April 26. Their next opponent will be Blackburn Rovers which recently failed to be in the top four to qualify for the next Champions League, after losing to Liverpool 3-1.
Sir Alex Ferguson said if they win their next three games out of four, they will be crowned the champions of the season. But if they manage to win only 2 games, they still can win the championship but with big goal difference. But United still can manage to be on top of the league since they have already a great goal difference if compared to their current title rival, Chelsea.
Whilst the action of rowing and equipment used remains fairly consistent throughout the world, there are many different types of competition. These include endurance races, time trials, stake racing, bumps racing, and the side-by-side format used in the Olympic games. The many different formats are a result of the long history of the sport, its development in different regions of the world, and specific local requirements and restrictions.
Gambar-gambar diatas ini telah berlaku di China. Banyak ais-ais yang terbentuk dan menyamai daun-daun dan bunga-bunga yang terdapat di sekitar selatan China ini kerana hasil pembekuan mata-mata air yang menyelaputi daun dan bunga itu. Semua kejadian ini adalah berpunca daripada hujan ais yang melanda di selatan negara ini.
Barcelona yang sedang mengalami sedikit kemerosotan daripada segi kualiti permainan dikaitkan dengan merudumnya prestasi bekas pemain terbaik dunia, Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho hanya bermain dalam beberapa perlawanan sahaja untuk musim ini bersama Barcelona kerana mengalami kecederaan dan persembahan hambarnya. Selepas dikaitkan dengan perpindahan ke beberapa kelab terkemuka eropah, agen Ronaldinho iaitu abang kandungnya sendiri menafikan khabar angin tersebut.
Manchester United pada ketika ini sedang mensasarkan untuk menjadi juara Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) dan Liga Juara-juara Eropah (CL) bagi musim ini. Selepas dikecewakan oleh Portsmouth dalam Piala FA, maka terpadamlah hasrat Sir Alex Ferguson untuk meraikan treble kedua beliau semenjak menjadi pengurus Manchester United. Berdasarkan prestasi Manchester United pada ketika ini menunjukkan betapa cerahnya peluang pasukan gergasi eropah ini untuk merangkul juara bagi kedua-dua kejohanan tersebut.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney dan beberapa pemain lagi sedang menunjukkan prestasi yang meyakinkan untuk membawa Manchester United ke peringkat yang lebih tinggi lagi.
The picture might show you he has scored 35 goals. But with recent good performance during the match between Manchester United and AS Roma for the Champions League clashes, he scored another crucial goal and that makes his collection increased to 36 goals for this season. He still has about 13 games left, the total matches of both EPL and Champions League to be played with Manchester United this season. Hopefully he can score and score and keep scoring.
He has just defeated George Best by beating Best record which was 32 goals and now he is trying to beat Dennis Law record which was 40+ (I cant remember the exact amount)
He is a very talented player and has a very bright future with Manchester United.
All the best to him and Manchester United!
Next week they will be hosting AS Roma for the Champions League 2nd leg clash. If they win the game, they will probably face either Barcelona or Schalke 04. For the 1st leg match, Manchester United won by 2 goals and no conceding goal. Thanks to two of United most talented players Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. They have scored the crucial goals in order to let Manchester United survive in the competition.
Although United have surely can not get the treble this season, but they can still be the champions of these two major trophies. The chances are there.
Hopefully Manchester United will strive for the victory!
Glory glory Manchester United!! =)
Construction originally started in 2004 and is well under way with the first 45,000 tonnes by 180m long element successfully placed. Of this 8.2km, four-lane fixed link, there will be 4km of immersed tunnel and two 2km cable-stayed bridges. It will be the world’s deepest immersed roadway tunnel at 48m below mean water level and the world’s second longest immersed concrete tunnel.
The project consists of three construction phases:
Phase 1: links Geoje Island and Jeo Island and includes a cable-stayed bridge, approach bridges, and a bored tunnel section
Phase 2: links Jeo Island and Jungjuk Island and includes a cable-stayed bridge and approach bridge section
Phase 3: links Jungjuk Island and Gadeok Island and includes immersed and bored tunnel sections
The fixed link project is being implemented along the lines of the privately-financed BOT (build, operate, transfer) model. This is become increasingly common in major fixed-link infrastructure construction projects.
The project is a public private partnership with 72% private and 28% government funding and a 40 year concession period. The link is scheduled to open to traffic before the end of 2010.
source:http://www.ice.org.uk (retrieved April 6, 2008)
Hai everyone. My name is Mohd Muazan Bin Mohd Mohsin. I'm the owner of this blogspot. For your information, this blogspot has been created in order to share any infos regarding civil engineering field but it is more to structural, highway and transportation part. This is because I'll be majoring either in structural or higway and transportation during my final year study in Civil Engineering course. But now, I'm still in my third year of degree. I have one more semester to go before I enter the final year degree. Therefore I'm taking this opportunity to create this blogspot in order to improve my knowledge in Civil Engineering and even improving the languages that I use.
Instead of these two majors that I have mentioned, actually I will also share about the current issues in Malaysia and worldwide such as politics, football, etc.
I'd like to inform you guys that this blog will be presented in two languages which are in Bahasa Malaysia and english. Honestly, I'm still trying to improve my english or even my Bahasa so I hope that if there any mistakes in my grammar, spelling or sentences, I'm very very sorry.
Lastly, I want to say thanks to everyone who surfs through my blogspot. Thanks for your support.
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